Blessings Enumerated: The Contentment & Being Patient Project

Long Over-due Post – A Thank You, Blessings, Ramadan & Quraan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله رب العالمين وصلى الله وسلم على رسول الله وعلى آله وأصحابه ومن اهتدى بهديه إلى يوم الدين Asalamo’alaykum warahmatullah, Thank You JazakummAllahu khayran for the kindness people have showed me through their thoughtful comments and emails in the past three months. Particularly those that asked about my ‘disappearance’ and […]

Alhamdolilah for the return of rain…

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله رب العالمين وصلى الله وسلم على رسول الله وعلى آله وأصحابه ومن اهتدى بهديه إلى يوم الدين In life we go through stages, one after the other, which take us closer to our reality, i.e. the end. Those stages are accompanied by many different seasons, some refreshing, some harsh, […]

Alhamdolilah for all the Satisfying Encounters

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم I remember reading Paulo Coelho’s ‘The Zahir’ light years ago in which I really liked some of his statements. Unfortunately I can’t recall much of what I liked in it except one quote of his which was, ‘The most satisfying encounters don’t always happen around elegant tables in nice, warm restaurants.’ […]

UmmS.’s Friday Pleasure Excursion on a Rainy Day

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم “As you sit on the hillside, or lie prone under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens.” Stephen Graham Asalamoalaykum warahmatullah, If I didn’t consider my face, voice and identity sacred, I would’ve made a […]

Alhamdolilah for being alive…

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم …for yet another Spring! It is a little difficult to get adjusted to the warmer weather since I live in a city where it snows 8-9 months a year. I feel more comfortable in -48 degrees Celsius as compared to 20+ degrees Celsius. But the most amazing thing about Spring is finally getting to […]

Alhamdolilah for being able to…

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم …instill hope in people by His Help. SubhanAllah, I always wanted me and everything related to me (my lifestory) to be Islamically  exceptional, inspirational and a good truthful example for others in order that people may be connected back to Allah SWT. I hope I can make that a reality inshaa’Allah. […]

Alhamdolilah for Several Realizations

Alhamdolilah for re-gaining inner calm after a month which had me and my thoughts all over the place. Alhamdolilah for the tea I can enjoy without being upset about things out of my control. Alhamdolilah for the inspiration that I get from the Quraan. Alhamdolilah for the quiet that surrounds me, I can think without […]